Harlem Stage News

New York Live Arts' Festival JAMES BALDWIN THIS TIME! Presents World Premiere of NOTHING PERSONAL, 4/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

As part of New York Live Arts' second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, director Patricia McGregor (Katori Hall's Hurt Village, Marcus Gardley's The House That Will Not Stand) and actor Colman Domingo, of Lee Daniel's The Butler and Stew's Passing Strange,present the world premiere of Nothing Personal. This production, which shares the name of the exceptionally powerful 1964 volume by James Baldwin and renowned photographer Richard Avedon, brings the collaboration to life in a wrenchingly original stage adaptation. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 'James Baldwin, This Time!' Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Natalie Merchant, Hot Peas 'N Butter, Le Vent Du Nord and More Set for Carnegie Hall's Community and Family Programs, April-May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

This spring, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its free Neighborhood Concerts. For almost four decades, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts have featured performances by top artists across multiple genres including jazz, world music, classical, and more. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the Carnegie Kids series. (more...)

LOOKING's Raul Castillo to Lead INTAR's ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

INTAR today announced the cast for the next production of its 2013-14 season: Adoration of the Old Woman, by Academy Award-nominated and Obie Award winning Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor will star Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins March 13th and continues through April 6th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 19th. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

Bilal Performs One-Night-Only Concert UPTOWN NIGHTS at Harlem Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Genre-defying singing sensation Bilal performs an intimate concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse tonight, February 21, backed by musical powerhouse the Revive Big Band. Fans of the eclectic, Grammy-nominated artist - known for solo hits 'Soul Sista' and 'Fast Lane,' and for collaborations with The Roots, Erykah Badu, Beyonce and Common - will see a different side of the singer at this performance. (more...)

Harlem Stage Announces 2014 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Lineup; Kicks Off 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

When the Harlem Renaissance was in vogue at the dawn of the 20th Century, the jazz clubs around Jungle Alley, between Lenox and Seventh Avenue - The Savoy Ballroom, Small's Paradise, Minton's Playhouse, Clark Monroe's Uptown House, The Ubangi Club, Park Palace, Connie's Inn, and others - were the place to be. These immortal nightclubs, concert halls, cabarets, speakeasies and ballrooms, will be channeled and showcased May 4 - 10 at the Fourth Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. (more...)

Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The series will celebrate seven critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

Bilal to Perform One-Night-Only Concert UPTOWN NIGHTS at Harlem Stage, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Genre-defying singing sensation Bilal performs an intimate concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on February 21, backed by musical powerhouse the Revive Big Band. Fans of the eclectic, Grammy-nominated artist - known for solo hits "Soul Sista" and "Fast Lane," and for collaborations with The Roots, Erykah Badu, Beyonce and Common - will see a different side of the singer at this performance. Bilal constantly pushes the boundaries of music with a repertoire that spans soul, jazz, hip hop, rock, blues, electronic and more; this show highlights his classical musical training and deep connection to diverse music, with big-band-style arrangements of his hits alongside imaginative covers and rarely heard tunes. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Premieres THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

2014-15 The Year of James Baldwin - A City-Wide Multidisciplinary Celebration
by Elisa Kimble - Jan 20, 2014

New York Live Arts hosted a light breakfast and media briefing on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, to declare 2014-15 The Year of James Baldwin, which will launch April 23 - 27.Curated by celebrated non-fiction writer Lawrence Weschler, in collaboration with New York Live Arts Executive Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, this five day festival-the second annual Live Ideas-will include lectures, panels, performances and a full range of artistic responses to the enduring pertinence of the work of the American essayist, novelist, playwright and social critic. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces LIVE IDEAS Festival 2014 Schedule - 'The Year of James Baldwin'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced the schedule of its second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time! taking place April 23 - 27, 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Premiere THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 1/31-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 2014 Live Ideas Festival Set for 4/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

New York Live Arts today announced that its second annual Live Ideas festival, entitled James Baldwin, This Time!, will take place April 23 - 27, 2014, and will center on the enduring pertinence of the work of the American essayist, novelist, playwright and social critic. Spanning the course of five days, James Baldwin, This Time! will include lectures, panels, performances and a full range of artistic responses. The festival will launch 'The Year of Baldwin,' a year-long celebration featuring Baldwin-inspired programming presented by a number of cultural institutions around the city on the occasion of what would have been the writer's 90th year. (more...)

New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

AOP (American Opera Projects), and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present an evening of scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. The musical excerpts will be followed by an artist Q&A moderated by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. The concert will be presented today, December 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Langston Hughes Auditorium: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801. (more...)

Pace Presents Welcomes The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra's DEEP ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Tonight , November 23 2013, Pace Presents THE BLACK ROCK COALITION ORCHESTRA'S Deep Roots of Rock and Roll with TOSHI REAGON (Musical and Design Director), featuring Corey Glover, Carl Hancock Rux, CHOCOLATE GENIUS, Nona Hendryx, TAMAR-KALI and more. Curated by LiveSounds.org at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts. (more...)

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